Trayce Jackson-Davis finished with 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to lead the Indiana Hoosiers to a 70-60 victory over the Maryland Terrapins on Friday night in a Big Ten tournament quarterfinal in Chicago, Ill.
The third-seeded Hoosiers (22-10) will next take on the No. 10-seed, Penn State, in the semifinals on Saturday, with the winner facing either Purdue or Ohio State in the tournament championship on Sunday afternoon.
Indiana, which advanced to the Big Ten semifinals for the second consecutive season, lost its lone matchup this season against Penn State, 85-66, in University Park, Pa., on Jan. 11.
Maryland (21-12), the No. 6 seed, will turn its attention to the NCAA Tournament as the Terrapins are expected to make the field of 68.
Hakim Hart led Maryland with 16 points and four assists. The Terrapins, who defeated the Hoosiers 66-55 in College Park, Md., on Jan. 31, looked like they might do it again when they put together an 11-0 run, taking advantage of Indiana’s five-minute scoring drought midway through the first half.
Jackson-Davis played in All-American form throughout the contest, helping Indiana erase an early eight-point deficit. He also collected four blocks and three steals.
Trailing 43-39, Indiana used a 15-0 run powered by Jackson-Davis to build am 11-point lead. The Terrapins answered with a 3-pointer by Donald Carey and a layup from Hart to cut the deficit back to six and keep themselves in the game.
But Jalen Hood-Schifino hit a 3-pointer with 2:07 left to put Indiana ahead by nine. Hood-Schifino finished with 19 points, six rebounds and three blocks, while Miller Kopp scored 10 points.
Jahmir Young finished with 12 points for Maryland, but struggled from the field, shooting only 3 of 15. Carey scored 11 points and Donta Scott had 10 points and five rebounds.
–Field Level Media